Hakim Stresses on Activation of Coalition’s Role in Leading the Syrian Revolution

Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Nazir Hakim stressed the need to re-activate the role of the Syrian Coalition in leading the Syrian revolution and to provide its institutions with distinguished, qualified staff. He also stressed the need to empower Syrian youth and women. Hakim made these remarks during meetings he held separately with Lara Scarpitta, Political Advisor on Syria at the EU Delegation to Turkey, Hermann Nicolai, Senior Advisor on Syrian affairs at the German consulate in Turkey, and Fabrice Desplechin, Advisor on Syrian Affairs and France’s Deputy Consul-General in Turkey. During the meetings, Hakim stressed that the Coalition is … Continue reading Hakim Stresses on Activation of Coalition’s Role in Leading the Syrian Revolution

Activists Launch “Take Action for Dara’a” Online Campaign to Stop Assad’s Brutal Onslaught on the City

Syrian activists have launched an online campaign under the title “Take Action for Dara’a” to shed light on the unprecedentedly brutal bombing campaign that Russia and the pro-regime militias have launched on the province since early June. Spokesman for the campaign Samir Saadi said that they have contacted human rights organizations concerned with the Syrian issue, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Save the Children, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Saadi said that over 85% of the FSA-held parts of Dara’a city has been reduced to rubble as a result of the ongoing bombing campaign. At least … Continue reading Activists Launch “Take Action for Dara’a” Online Campaign to Stop Assad’s Brutal Onslaught on the City

Assad continues bombing Dara’a with barrel bombs

Destroyed buildings are seen after the Syrian regime dropped barrel bombs The Syrian regime and Russian warplanes continue to bombard the Daraa refugee camp and neighbouring towns with barrel bombs, rockets and mortars. Witnesses said the regime’s aircrafts carried out more than 14 explosive barrages against the camp and areas in the town of Dara’a while its forces fired more than 11 rockets at the city. Read: Damascus opens arms corridor from Iran via Iraq This coincided with the outbreak of “violent” clashes between the Syrian regime forces and opposition groups which resulted in the death and injury of a number … Continue reading Assad continues bombing Dara’a with barrel bombs

Syrian Coalition Praises FSA Steadfastness in Dara’a Facing Assad’s Brutality & Allied Terrorist Militias

The Syrian Coalition on Wednesday held a teleconference with the local council in Dara’a to discuss the latest developments of the brutal onslaught being waged by the Assad regime and the Iranian militias on the city and the surrounding towns and villages. The council declared Dara’a city as well as the towns of Yadoudah, Naiema, Um Almayathin, Tareeq Alasad, and Dara’a camp for Palestinian refugees disaster areas as a result of the relentless, indiscriminate bombardment that has been ongoing since early June. President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif asked members of the council to list the most urgent basic … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Praises FSA Steadfastness in Dara’a Facing Assad’s Brutality & Allied Terrorist Militias

Local Council in Dara’a Declares City Disaster Area, Urges Friendly Countries & Aid Groups to Relieve Civilians

The local council in the city of Dara’a appealed to all human rights and international organizations to take urgent actions to relieve residents of the city and force the Assad regime and its allies to stop their fierce onslaught on the city. In a press release issued on Monday, the council said that the ongoing bombardment destroyed infrastructure and put all field hospitals in the city out of service, stressing that these actions represent a blatant violation of international conventions. The council declared the city of Dara’a, especially the Manshiya district as well as the surrounding towns and villages, disaster … Continue reading Local Council in Dara’a Declares City Disaster Area, Urges Friendly Countries & Aid Groups to Relieve Civilians

Assad Regime Burns Dara’a with Napalm

The Assad regime is using internationally banned weapons in its onslaught on the city of Dara’a, causing civilian casualties and widespread destruction to vital civilian facilities. Activists said that the Assad regime forces stepped up their military campaign on Sunday and targeted populated areas with more than 20 napalm-filled barrel bombs. The bombing mainly targeted residential buildings and vital civilian facilities. Activists added that the bombing set fire to dozens of houses and shops and put a bakery out of service. Fire also broke out in the northern parts of the Omari mosque as a result of the bombings. The … Continue reading Assad Regime Burns Dara’a with Napalm

ACU Signals Alarm Bells and Urges Action as Polio Reemerges in Syria

Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) announced the outbreak of polio in Syria as it appealed to the United Nations and the Turkish authorities to provide assistance to eradicate the infectious disease which threatens children in Syria. “It is sad to know today that polio re-emerged to paralyze our children living under siege after we thought we had eradicated this epidemic once and for all,” ACU said in a statement. The Unit added that samples sent to the laboratories of the Turkish Ministry of Health in Ankara tested positive for poliovirus type 2, also known as “wild” polioviruses, a finding that was … Continue reading ACU Signals Alarm Bells and Urges Action as Polio Reemerges in Syria